— Architect Homer Delawie, who survived his share of scandal and political heat during many years as one of then-San Diego mayor Pete Wilson's appointees to the planning commission -- including long-ago battles over the future of San Ysidro, North City development, and where to put a new airport -- will appear in person tomorrow evening at Little Italy's Boomerang, a retro-interior-furnishings shop, to unveil "The Delawie Solution." Now nearing 80, Delawie was a peer of such local architectural giants as Lloyd Ruocco. Delawie was known for his "mid-century modern" homes and government buildings during his long career as a designer. His firm designed the downtown police station and shark and penguin exhibits for SeaWorld.

But his latest project isn't a house or community plan; it's a "modular storage" system. "A first for the legendary designer!" says a press release. "The multi-functional, interchangeable cubes can be configured to the customer's own preference in varieties of woods and laminates." ... Attorney Anne Brunkow says that a lawyer for California State University finally got in touch with her late last Tuesday, the same day a reporter placed a call to SDSU's Sue Blair inquiring about the status of Brunkow's long-standing request under the state Public Records Act for documents regarding the university's Adobe Falls development plan. Brunkow, who represents neighbors opposed to the move, says CSU reports that the records are finally available. Blair did not return the call.

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